They’re off and running for Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletic Championships 2016. Calabar High will retain the Boys’ Champs title by a 50-60 point margin, while Edwin Allen High will also repeat as Girls Champs winners by an 80-90 point margin. The more difficult call to make will be who will win the stellar Class One boys’ 100-metre event? All things considered, the race should be fast and the winner will be one of Jhevaughn Matherson of Kingston College (KC), Nigel Ellis of St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) and the St Jago High’s rocket man, Raheem Chambers. This race is Ellis to win. His body of work, but more specifically his 10.20 clocking while running all alone at Western Championships, has quite rightly earned him the favourite’s tag. His blistering top-end speed and aggression over the final 40 metres should render Ellis unbeatable at this level, providing he executes well. Chambers will have to beat them with his strength out of the blocks and hold his form and momentum through to the tape. Due to the minuscule margin for error in this quality field, the St Jago man will have to run a perfect race to win. But Chambers did show signs of returning to his 10.27 best, with a comfortable 10.32 clocking at the recent Carifta Trials. Matherson will be the X-factor in this race. He reminded all and sundry how special an athlete he is with that 10.25 run while easing up and gazing all around the stadium, also at the Carifta Trials. Outside of the sheer class and quality of the Class Three 100m record holder, the dynamics of Matherson wearing the purple of KC cannot be overstated. When it comes to Champs, that energy generated by the constant bellowing of purple support coming from the stands, has discombobulated many opposing athletes over many years. The big question is this: How will Nigel Ellis cope with the ‘purple pressure’ come that final on Friday evening? There is also the burden of expectation on Ellis, not just of winning his first major race at Champs, but also to become the first STETHS athlete to win the prestigious Class One 100-metre event. If Ellis passes those mental tests he will win. He is naturally fastest in the field and with that stunning anchor leg in the mile relay at the Gibson/McCook Relays, he showed that he is not just fast, but also supremely strong. Having listened to him in a couple of interviews, I get the impression that he is quite level-headed, with a near nonchalant dynamic to his easy going, relaxed personality, qualities he will need to cope with those crucial race pressure moments. As is the tradition of this particular event, it will be worth going miles to see. The hope is for a legal headwind of about 1.6 to 1.8 metres per second, which would serve up the necessary conditions for an assault on the 10.12 Champs record by the Anguillan citizen Zharnel Hughes, who competed at Champs for KC. It is quite befitting our legacy in world sprinting that a Jamaican schoolboy retains that record and that honour. All things remaining equal, I predict Ellis to win from Matherson from, Chambers, with the hope being that mother nature will oblige with the necessary conditions for a schoolboy sprinter to dip under 10.10 for the first time in our glorious Champs history.
Two brothers identified as Stephen Gborzoe and Emmanuel Gborzoe of Camphor United Methodist Mission Junction, in Tubmansville Township in Keekren Statutory District #5, in Grand Bassa County, have been formally charged with multiple crimes and detained by the Buchanan City Court for 60 days. Alternatively, they are to pay a fine of US$50 each into Government Revenues in Buchanan.The multiple crimes included Disorderly Conduct, Criminal Coercion and Menacing.According to records of the court, presided over by the Associate Magistrate, Richard Browne, plaintiff Stephen Gborzoe claimed that on October 4, 2014, his younger brother Emmanuel Gborzoe and his wife Chinnie unlawfully attacked him publicly with insults and threatened to mob him with a pestle.The court records also said the defendants accused him of practicing witchcraft and that he (Stephen) took his wife’s under clothes and his (Emmanuel’s) photo for juju purposes to kill them. During the hearing of the case on October 14-15, 2014, the state was represented by the Buchanan City Solicitor and Acting County Attorney Isaac Yorcee and Associate City Solicitor Johnson Tukeh, while defendant Emmanuel Gborzoe chose to represent himself after the court acquainted him with his Miranda and constitutional rights.Testifying separately the state witnesses, Mary Gborzoe and Dehyeatee Gborzoe, (sister and mother of the two brothers, respectively), said that Stephen was in the constant habit of urinating in front of the three kitchens that they all use. Whenever they told him to stop, Stephen would in reply insult all of them saying, “That all of you do not love me and your witchcraft cannot do anything to kill me.”The state witnesses denied having any knowledge of the defendant calling Stephen a witch and threatening to mob him to death with a cutlass or stick as claimed by Stephen.Defendant Emmanuel Gborzoe, who testified on his own behalf, disclosed that upon his return from a nearby village, where he had gone for a brief visit, he met his wife and his older brother, Stephen in an altercation (quarrel), accusing and abusing each other.Defendant Emmanuel stated that all efforts to diffuse the conflict amicably proved fruitless with Stephen attempting to engage him in a fist fight and insulting him and his wife. “We did not resist his attempt to fight and abuse us,” he added.In his ruling, magistrate Richard Browne said that under the practices and procedures, the crime of disorderly conduct was clearly established and that the defendant and plaintiff wholly admitted to the crime as both of them were aggressive.Magistrate Browne subsequently fined the two brothers $50USD each to be paid into Government Revenues in Buchanan and committed them to prison upon their deliberate failure to pay the fines.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Mr. Henry P. Wolokolie, chairman, Liberia Consumer Protection Association (LCPA)Consumer Advocacy Group urges swift action to further “Pro-poor” agendaThe Liberia Consumer Protection Association (LCPA), an off-shoot of the National Consumer Council of Liberia (NCCL) has expressed concern over the delay in constituting the Board of Directors of the Liberia Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Authority (LMHRA) and the subsequent appointment of its managing director by President George Weah.In a strongly-worded statement issued in Monrovia and signed by its chairman, Henry P. Wolokolie on May 31, LCPA also expressed shock and indignation about the inaction of President Weah on this matter.The LCPA believes that further delay in naming establishing the Board would expose Liberians to the consumption of substandard and counterfeit medicines, which it notes is definitely against the pro-poor agenda of the government.According to a statement, the continuous and prolonged delay in the constitution of the Board and the appointment of its managing director is growing into a grave health issue and putting the health of consumers at serious risk.Owing to the delay, the statement said, the authority has not been able to regulate and monitor the importation, distribution and retailing of pharmaceuticals on the market.LCPA believes the current delay has led to the influx of substandard and counterfeit medicines on the market.The LCPA statement noted that the LMHRA was established by an Act in 2010 to ensure that safe, effective and good quality medicines reach the Liberian public and them from the harmful effects of substandard and counterfeit medicines and health products as well as to ensure fair trade practices in medicines and health products.Besides, the statement added, the LMHRA is to establish regulations to fight illegal trade in medicines, including counterfeit and adulterated medicines and health products, among others.“The Board of Directors shall have eleven voting members, to be appointed by President Weah,” the Act states.Therefore, members of the association have called on President Weah to speedily constitute the Board of directors of the LMHRA and the subsequent appointment of its managing director.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Davide Loro was this weekend’s winner of the Blizzard Bike Club’s 35 km road race that took place Sunday morning on the tough Beatton-Montney triangle loop.Loro was able to pull away from the rest of the pack on the on the last hill before the finish line to seal the win. The full results from Sunday’s race are as follows:Davide Loro 57:30Pat Ferris 57:40Richard Wood 57:50Sam Keats 1:03:46.The Club’s members are in for a rough go of it this Sunday, when riders will compete in the tough Bear Flats hill climb. The race begins at 10:00 a.m.- Advertisement –
0Shares0000Thierry Henry has the ability to become a successful manager despite failing at Monaco says his former mentor at Arsenal Arsene Wenger © AFP / ADRIAN DENNISMONACO, Monaco, Feb 18 – Thierry Henry has the qualities to be a successful manager despite his disappointing short spell at Ligue 1 strugglers Monaco, his former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said on Sunday.The 69-year-old Frenchman said Henry could not have taken the Monaco job at a worse time in October when they were already on a poor run and by the time January came around the alarm bells were ringing. Henry, who was one of the stars of the Gunners side that enjoyed huge success under Wenger including the ‘Invincibles’ side of 2003/04 when they went through the league season unbeaten, guided Monaco to just two league wins in 15 matches.The 41-year-old was then sacked last month.“In our job, it’s one thing when you start the season, even if it doesn’t go well, you have six months,” said Wenger.“If you arrive in October and the team is in a very bad position, you have three months.“Because in January, everybody starts to become nervous, and things could go very badly.“So you have less time when you arrive in the middle of the season, that’s what happened to Thierry.“So how he bounces back will be very important, I believe he has the quality and the desire to make a career, and the career is judged on a longer period.”– ‘A loss for Arsenal’ –Wenger, who was speaking at a Laureus Sport for Good presentation, said luck played a large part in whether or not a manager succeeds and he said Henry, and another of his former stars at Arsenal, Patrick Vieira, who is in charge of Ligue 1 side Nice, will need that.“I started my job at 33 years of age and I had plenty of very promising people around me,” said Wenger.“Many of them disappeared and some survived. Why? We need luck and we need to work hard but it’s always very difficult to predict the career of a manager because we depend a lot on the quality of the players, the quality of the clubs and the quality of the confidence we get.“Both (Henry and Vieira) have the qualities and I wish both make a great career.”Wenger also bemoaned the impending departure from Arsenal of another of his long-serving players, Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey.The 28-year-old is to join Serie A outfit Juventus in July, ending 11 years at the Premier League club where he was signed as a teenager by Wenger.“It will be a loss for Arsenal,” said Wenger. “I must say it will be an interesting move for Ramsey.“He is a player who is great going forward. His main quality is he can keep the final ball and he makes interesting runs from deep.“You don’t find many players today who can make midfield runs off the ball. It will be an interesting addition for Juventus.”Laureus — whose two days get together in Monaco climaxes with their awards on Monday — is a global movement that aims to use the power of sport to tackle social challenges in the world.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake But before politicians are fined, McCormack will notify them of a violation and set a hearing date for them to challenge the fine. And no one will be fined if they return a contribution within 30 days of becoming aware of a violation. The ordinance requires McCormack’s office to review campaign contributions and investigate any potential violations. If a violation is believed to be a crime, McCormack’s office will refer the case to the District Attorney’s Office for prosecution. McCormack’s Chief Deputy Kristin Heffron said her office was not asked to help the county counsel and district attorney draft the ordinance. Yaroslavsky said he wants McCormack to issue quarterly or semi-annual reports listing violators. After months of haggling over the details, the county Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to strengthen the county’s campaign finance law, giving Registrar-Recorder Conny McCormack the authority to levy fines up to $5,000 per violation. “It doesn’t go as far as I’d like, but it’s certainly an improvement over what we had,” Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky said. “The district attorney was not enforcing it and nobody was reviewing people’s campaign statements.” In the past several months, the supervisors have been debating a plan to screen campaign finance filings to ensure compliance with a proposition voters passed in 1996. The Campaign Finance Ordinance was designed to reduce the influence of campaign contributions on county government and elected officials’ decisions. The amended ordinance prohibits the Board of Supervisors, district attorney, sheriff, assessor and hundreds of other officeholders in schools, community college and special districts from accepting more than $1,000 per donor and knowingly soliciting or accepting donations from registered lobbyists. “Part of the incentive for people to be overly diligent about complying with campaign laws is the potential embarrassment of violating them,” Yaroslavsky said. The board’s vote follows reports that more than two dozen contribution violations occurred in 2003-04, including instances involving District Attorney Steve Cooley and Supervisors Michael D. Antonovich, Yvonne Brathwaite Burke and Don Knabe. Troy Anderson, (213) 974-8985 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The Valley on ESPN3 Kyla Inderski (Urbandale, Iowa) added another double-double, her 13th of the season, with 15 kills and 14 digs. Kylee Macke (Ankeny, Iowa) continued her strong defense with 25 digs. “Our team played amazingly well last night and tonight we didn’t play as sharp, but I’m proud of our team for holding it together and getting a win,” said Drake head coach Darrin McBroom. “We came out of the gate, looked great in the first set, then took a little off and didn’t get back to that kind of peak performance. We had four hitters hit about .250 tonight and if we can keep doing that, we’ll keep winning. Developing a balanced attack is the ultimate goal and ultimate threat. If we can keep getting more hitters involved, we’ll keep improving.” Next Game: Watch Live The win was the Bulldogs’ 11th in their last 12 matches and snapped SIU’s 10-game win streak against Drake. The Bulldogs prevailed by set scores of 25-16, 25-22, 17-25, 25-16. at University of Northern Iowa 10/17/2017 – 7 p.m. Drake led early in the first set, but SIU pulled within three points, 17-14, before Drake answered with an 8-2 run to close the set by a 25-16 margin. The second set included five ties and three lead changes until a Plock kill, one of five she had in the set, gave Drake the 25-22 win. “We’re going to try to rest up the next couple of days and get our legs back underneath us,” McBroom said. It’s the toughest place in the conference to play and we’re playing against a top-25 team on their home court. Everything will be stacked against us and we’re excited to answer that call and play a great game.” Following the intermission, Drake struggled to get restarted and never led in the third set. SIU built up a 20-13 lead late via an 11-5 run en route to the 25-17 set win. Estrada recorded seven of her kills in the set and hit a staggering .718. However, the Bulldogs put the clamps on her in the fourth set by limiting her to three kills on 11 attempts to coast to the 25-16 win. With the set tied at 10-10, the Bulldogs engineered a 10-2 run, largely behind Macke’s serving, to push past the Salukis for the win. Preview Box Score (PDF) Full Schedule Roster Drake (18-4, 7-1 MVC) had four hitters hit .250 or better with freshman Emily Plock (Altoona, Iowa) leading the way by hitting .382 with 13 kills and no errors on 34 attempts plus a career-high five aces. “I’m proud of Emily tonight, she struggled last night, and we’re ok with that because we want to see how players respond to adversity,” McBroom said. “She came in today and told me she had thought about last night and what she needed to change tonight. I thought that to see a freshman go home process that analysis, articulate what she needed to do differently and put that into action tonight was impressive. “Our serve/receive has been strong. Only giving up two aces in the last two matches is keeping us in the game,” McBroom added. “If we can keep passing well, we’re going to be in most matches.” The Bulldogs return to action Tuesday evening with a trip to Cedar Falls, Iowa, to face in-state MVC rival UNI. The No. 20 Panthers fell to visiting Missouri State Saturday evening, their first MVC loss of the season. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University volleyball team collected its 18th win of the year and improved to 7-1 in the Missouri Valley Conference with a 3-1 win over visiting SIU Saturday evening at the Knapp Center. Box Score (HTML) SIU (4-15, 3-5 MVC) was paced by Andrea Estrada’s 13 kills on 41 attempts and 15 digs. Patience Brown and Nellie Fredriksson led the Salukis at the net with six blocks apiece. First serve is set for 7 p.m. in the McLeod Center. Print Friendly Version Story Links Live Stats
• Iowa’s “sister state” relationship with Hebei Province has fostered many relationships between Drake and community organizations, schools, and government offices in Hebei. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University football team’s 12-day trip to the People’s Republic of China will be highlighted by a game against a Chinese all-star team in the Drake-China Ambassadors Bowl in Beijing on Saturday, May 26.The team will arrive in Beijing on the evening of Wednesday, May 23, and will be hosted by University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in Beijing, an academic partner of Drake, throughout its 12-day stay in China.The two days prior to the game will focus on preparation, with Drake football practices open to the public at UIBE. As part of the clinics for the children and coaches the team will host leading up to the game, Drake University has donated 200 footballs to aid development of the sport in China.The Bulldogs will take on an all-star team made up of players from the American Football League of China (AFLC) Champion Shanghai Titans, the Iron Brothers and other Beijing-based AFLC teams, and the CAFL indoor league at 1 p.m. local time (12 a.m. US CDT) on Saturday, May 26.”Drake football is excited to travel to China and interact with the people of that great country through the sport of American football,” said Drake head coach Rick Fox. “This will be a trip that will have lifelong impact on our young men and we hope it will be a benefit to the people of China as well.”Following game day, the Bulldog travel party of 82 people will take on a unique challenge when they hike the steep and majestic Great Wall segments of Gubeikou-Jinshanling on Monday, May 28. This challenging trek, organized by Global Football and their local coordinator Xian Aihua, will provide a rare opportunity for the team to gain personal knowledge of this world wonder by hiking two major sections. The group will spend the balance of their time in cooperative educational activities hosted by UIBE, as well as touring the spectacular city of Beijing and enjoying a U.S. Embassy visit.Global Football organized and coordinated Drake’s trip to Tanzania in 2011 for the Global Kilimanjaro Bowl, and will manage football operations for the visit to China this month.”During the past decade, the sport of American football has caught hold in a number of cities in China,” said Global Football Founder and President Patrick Steenberge, who will be onsite to coordinate the visit. “The Drake Bulldogs football team will have an amazing opportunity to further the development of the sport among youth and young adults in China, just as they did in Tanzania.”Drake’s myriad ties to China include: • Ongoing collaboration with Drake University Law School alumnus Terry Branstad throughout his career as former governor of Iowa and current U.S. ambassador to China. • Drake’s Teach in China program, through which more than 225 Drake alumni have had the opportunity to live and teach English in China. • Partnerships with four Chinese universities—Sichuan International Studies University in Chongqing, Southwest University of Political Science & Law in Chongqing, Minzu University of China in Beijing, and the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing—and with Shijiazhuang Foreign Language School in Shijiazhuang. Print Friendly Version
AN investigation is under way into how internal phone calls were recorded at one of the HSE’s main ambulance control centres in Ballyshannon.Health service bosses confirmed yesterday they only discovered last week that all phone lines are channelled through one circuit into the recording system at the Donegal ambulance centre.While ambulance control centres normally record calls from outside, internal conversations should not be taped as it is a breach of privacy. Health service chiefs admitted they did not know if the internal recording system was in place in other ambulance centres and an independent review had been ordered to find out.“This has come about as a result of how the telephone system in Ballyshannon was configured in the centre when it was re-developed in 2009,” a spokeswoman told the Irish Independent.“Steps have already been undertaken to undo that configuration, introduce a second circuit and to ensure that ambulance-related calls only are recorded in the future,” said a spokeswoman.The HSE has had to alert the Data Protection Commissioner about the breach and the office was “informed of the matter once a possible issue was identified”, she added. “It is unacceptable that any calls other than those into and out of ambulance control rooms would be recorded,” she added.The HSE has already started a review into the national ambulance service emergency phone systems to find out if the problem exists in other centres.Meanwhile, the Irish Fire and Emergency Services Association (IFESA) said the upcoming local elections “will be extremely important for the protection of local fire and emergency services into the future”.Speaking at the IFESA annual conference, chairman John Kidd said local election candidates “will have to clearly set out their policies for the future of local fire and emergency services under threat from cutbacks”. INVESTIGATION LAUNCHED AS INTERNAL PHONECALLS RECORDED AT DONEGAL AMBULANCE CENTRE was last modified: April 12th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BallyshannondonegalHSEphonecallsrecorded
Three days of special events are in store for Letterkenny next week as the Community Heritage Group pays tribute to a well-known local figure and hosts a series of educational talks and tours. TRIBUTE PLANNED FOR EUNAN ‘BUSTY’ BLAKEThe Letterkenny Community Heritage Group will pay tribute to the late Eunan ‘Busty Blake’ at an event on the 18th May. Eunan Blake, who died last year, was one of the greatest sporting talents ever to come out of Donegal and but for his deep attachment to his hometown he would almost certainly have played for one of the many English and Scottish clubs that were keen to sign him. As it was he had an illustrious career playing for Sligo Rovers, Derry City and Finn Harps over a 19-year period from 1955 until 1974. Following that he went into management becoming the assistant manager of Athlone Town and then in 1977 the manager of his former club, Finn Harps.The event will take place in the Station House Hotel in Letterkenny at 7.30pm on Friday the 18th May and amongst those taking part will be former Derry City Player, Eddie Mahon, former Finn Harps, player Jim Sheridan and the former captain of Manchester City, Johnny ‘Jobby’ Crossan.The Letterkenny Community Heritage Group hope as many people as possible will attend this tribute to one of Letterkenny’s finest sporting sons. Music will be provided by Barney McDaid and refreshments will be served. This event forms part of the 2018 Letterkenny Heritage Weekend, which will also include a talk on the 1918 strike at St Conal’s Hospital and an evening remembering Letterkenny and its railways.DISCORD IN THE ASYLUM A lecture hosted by the Letterkenny Community Heritage Group will examine the history of the 1918 strike in St. Conal’s Hospital. The lecture, entitled ‘Discord in the Asylum’ which forms a part of the group’s 2018 Letterkenny Heritage Weekend will be given by local historian, Hugh Devlin who is the county’s leading authority on the history of St Conal’s Hospital.Two years ago, as part of the 2016 Letterkenny Heritage Weekend, Mr. Devlin gave a fascinating lecture on the overall history of the building and the people who lived and worked in it. This year he returns to explore the 1918 strike. He said, “it is appropriate to mark the centenary of this strike for it was groundbreaking in its own way.” In his lecture he will explore the events leading up to the strike, the effect it had on the employees and their employers plus the impact it had upon the patients before accessing the legacy of the strike.The lecture will take place on Saturday the 19th May at 8pm in Dillon’s Hotel, Letterkenny.REMEMBERING THE RAILWAYS IN LETTERKENNYThe Station House Hotel in Letterkenny will be the very appropriate venue for an evening of railway nostalgia on Sunday the 20th May at 8pm as the Letterkenny Community Heritage Group concludes its heritage weekend with a discussion on Letterkenny as an old railway town.Last year as part of the 2017 Letterkenny Heritage Weekend, Billy Patterson regaled a large crowd with his personal reflection on the railways in Letterkenny. Such was the interest in the event that this year, as part of the 2018 Letterkenny Heritage Weekend, the Letterkenny Community Heritage Group have invited local journalist Chris Ashmore, local artist John Baird and railway enthusiast, Kerry Doherty to lead a presentation on the history of the railways in Letterkenny and the surrounding areas. This event will be the last part of the Letterkenny Heritage Weekend which also includes a tribute to Eunan ‘Busty’ Blake on Friday 18th May (Station Hose Hotel, 7.30pm), a short tour of Letterkenny on the afternoon of Saturday the 19th May (Conwal Parish Church, 2pm) and a lecture that evening on the St. Conal’s Hospital strike of 1918 (Dillon’s Hotel, 8pm).All events are free and light refreshments will be available at the evening events.Fantastic programme planned for Letterkenny Heritage Weekend 2018 was last modified: May 10th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Eunan ‘Busty’ BlakehistoryLetterkenny Community Heritage Groupletterkenny railwaysSt Conalstours